Experience of more than 30 years in the mining industry, Barrie brings a wealth of experience to the management team. For 18 of those years, he was either advising, or managing, BHP’s exploration program for manganese worldwide. He has worked in diverse and often challenging exploration environments, negotiating access and agreements with local land owners and government authorities. Prior to BHP, Barrie was involved for almost 10 years in the geological characterisation of the world-class, Groote Eylandt manganese deposit. Barrie has managed exploration for mesothermal Au in Ghana, porphyry Cu-Au exploration in Mongolia (including early drill testing at Oyu Tolgoi) and over 6 years at Ok Tedi Cu-Au mine in PNG. He was formerly a Director of Australian-listed company, Groote Resources.